Sensuous

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Sensuous
Cornelius-sensuous.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 25, 2006 (2006-10-25)
GenreExperimental pop[1]
Length46:57
LabelWarner
ProducerKeigo Oyamada
Cornelius chronology
Point
(2001)
Sensuous
(2006)
Mellow Waves
(2017)
Singles from Sensuous
  1. "Music"
    Released: August 23, 2006
  2. "Breezin'"
    Released: September 27, 2006

Sensuous is the fifth studio album by Japanese musician Cornelius.[2] It was released on October 25, 2006 by Warner Music Japan. In the United States, it was released via Everloving Records in 2007. The album peaked at number 8 on the Oricon Albums Chart.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Drowned in Sound9/10[6]
The Guardian3/5 stars[7]
The Irish Times3/5 stars[8]
NME7/10[1]
Pitchfork7.8/10[9]
Q3/5 stars[10]
Record Collector4/5 stars[11]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[12]
Spin3.5/5 stars[2]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Sensuous received an average score of 70 based on 18 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[4]

Heather Phares of AllMusic called it "the finest expression of Cornelius' inimitable, playfully sophisticated musical language yet."[5] Eric Harvey of Pitchfork wrote that the album "represents yet another step forward for Oyamada's unique headphone pop."[9] He added, "It's not quite the departure that Point was from Fantasma, but it feels like a natural next step."[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Keigo Oyamada, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sensuous" 4:21
2."Fit Song" 3:59
3."Breezin'" 3:50
4."Toner" 1:32
5."Wataridori" 6:56
6."Gum" 3:45
7."Scum"
0:38
8."Omstart"4:38
9."Beep It" 4:02
10."Like a Rolling Stone" 3:28
11."Music" 4:52
12."Sleep Warm"4:52

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006–07) Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[3] 8
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[13] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phull, Hardeep (March 22, 2007). "Cornelius: Sensuous". NME. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Niimi, J. (May 2007). "Cornelius: Sensuous". Spin. 23 (5): 84. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "CORNELIUSのアルバム売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Sensuous by Cornelius". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Sensuous – Cornelius". AllMusic. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Denney, Alex (March 29, 2007). "Album Review: Cornelius – Sensuous". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  7. ^ Burgess, John (March 23, 2007). "Cornelius, Sensuous". The Guardian. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  8. ^ Carroll, Jim (April 20, 2007). "Cornelius: Sensuous". The Irish Times. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c Harvey, Eric (April 13, 2007). "Cornelius: Sensuous". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Cornelius: Sensuous". Q (250): 123. May 2007.
  11. ^ Bent, Grahame (Christmas 2008). "Cornelius – Sensuous & Sensurround". Record Collector (357). Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  12. ^ Hoard, Christian (April 17, 2007). "Cornelius: Sensuous". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 5, 2008. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "Cornelius Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2017.

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